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Corneal Sheet Awaiting Approval in Japan

According to a Nature article, the Japanese health ministry is expected to soon decide on a reprogrammed stem cell therapy for damaged corneas. Led by Kohji Nishida at Osaka University, this team plans to treat the corneas with a sheet of tissue made from iPSCs. If all goes according to plan, the first leg of this study will commence by early July.

The full Nature report on this can be found below:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00860-0